FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

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FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

Postby irreduciblekoan » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:44 pm

FACT magazine's 100 Best Albums of the 1990s, starting today with 100-81: http://www.factmag.com/2012/09/03/the-100-best-albums-of-the-1990s-100-81/

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Re: FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

Postby Nassim » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:57 am

Really unusual list so far ! Some very interesting picks but I wonder if they won't leave some great classics for the sake of being original (they have published 100-41 so far and only 9 albums are in AM top 200)

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Re: FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

Postby Chris K. » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:38 pm

I can't really complain, they prefaced the list by saying it was just their favorites, but doesn't it seem like they're trying just a little too hard to raise eyebrows? Also strikes me as odd that the only relatively mainstream albums are from rap artists.

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Re: FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

Postby Jackson » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:54 pm

This is just about the list I would have expected from FACT...regardless of whether it's 100% genuine, it's much more useful than another list with OK Computer and Nevermind at the top! While those are great albums, I find it much more interesting when music critics actually do their job by coming up with original opinions and promoting unknown albums.

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Re: FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

Postby Barry » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:12 pm

Jackson wrote:This is just about the list I would have expected from FACT...regardless of whether it's 100% genuine, it's much more useful than another list with OK Computer and Nevermind at the top! While those are great albums, I find it much more interesting when music critics actually do their job by coming up with original opinions and promoting unknown albums.

I won't disagree with this opinion, sure it's more pleasant to see less known works in lists other than the usual suspects. Although that would work for a list like "Top 100 Undiscovered Albums of the '90s" or something and this is a top 100 considering quality if we see it technically, so while the inclusion of some very well known and heavily favored albums could be predictable it's also more honest most of the times.

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Re: FACT magazine's Top 100 of the '90s

Postby o.m. » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:55 am

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s.
We’ve been chewing over this selection for nearly two years now, on and off. It’s not a process into which we’ve entered lightly, but along the way we’ve tried to keep the debate fluid, fun and above all personal. The result is a list that above all reflects our preferences and our prejudices. We’ve sought to include as many personal favourites of our staff members as possible (we’ve also gathered quotes and requested blurbs from some of our favourite contemporary musicians), and above all we’ve done our best to be honest: these are records that we truly love, records that we truly enjoy listening to even now. No false nostalgia, no sacred cows, no going through the motions. Many of the chosen LPs we discovered during the 90s, many we discovered more recently. At the end of the day, this is a list of the best albums of the ’90s from a very precise and peculiar vantage point: 2012. If we had compiled the list last year, or next year, it would look broadly similar to the one you’re looking at now, but certainly not identical. Our perception and understanding of the past is always changing and always, we hope, improving.
And so it begins. Today we’re publishing the first 20 of our 100 (#100-81), and we’ll be publish another 20 each day this week, with #20-1 revealed on Friday. So strap in, prepare to pump your fists in agreement and shake them in outrage, as we lift the lid on FACT’s 100 Best Albums of the 1990s.(FACT Magazine, September, 2012)

1 – APHEX TWIN – Selected Ambient Works 1985-1992 (Apollo, 1992)
2 – WU-TANG CLAN – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Loud, 1993)
3 – SLINT – Spiderland (Touch&Go, 1991)
4 – A GUY CALLED GERALD – Black Secret Technology (Juice Box, 1995)
5 – OUTKAST – Aquemini (LaFace, 1998)
6 – BASIC CHANNEL – BCD (Basic Channel, 1995)
7 – NAS – Illmatic (Columbia, 1994)
8 – MAIN – Motion Pool (Beggars Banquet, 1994)
9 – SWANS – Love Of Life (Young God, 1992)
10 – ANGELO BADALAMENTI – Music From Twin Peaks (Warner Bros., 1990)
11 – AUTECHRE – Incunabula (Warp, 1993)
12 – TALK TALK – Laughing Stock (Verve/Polydor, 1991)
13 – DIAMOND D & THE PSYCHOTIC NEUROTICS – Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop (Chemistry/Mercury, 1992)
14 – GAS -Konigsforst (Kompakt, 1999)
15 – EARTH – Earth 2 Special Low Frequency Version (Sub Pop, 1993)
16 – MASSIVE ATTACK – Mezzanine (Virgin, 1998)
17 – ICONS – Emotions With Intellect (Modern Urban Jazz, 1996)
18 – SHELLAC – At Action Park (Touch&Go, 1994)
19 – 69 – The Sound Of Music (R&S, 1995)
20 – ROWLANDS. HOWARD – Teenage Snuff Film (Reliant, 1999)
21 – OVAL – 94Diskont (Mille Plateaux, 1995)
22 – SNOOP DOGGY DOGG – Doggystyle (Death Row/Interscope, 1993)
23 – DREXCIYA – Neptune's Lair (Tresor, 1999)
24 – JIM O'ROURKE – Eureka (Drag City, 1999)
25 – GENIUS/GZA – Liquid Swords (Geffen, 1995)
26 – POLYGON WINDOW – Surfing On Sine Waves (Warp, 1993)
27 – NEUROSIS – Through Silver In Blood (Relapse, 1996)
28 – TORTOISE – Millions Now Living Will Never Die (Thrill Jockey, 1996)
29 – KEN ISHII – Garden Of The Palm (R&S, 1993)
30 – BOARDS OF CANADA – Music Has The Right To Children (Warp, 1998)
31 – ROBERT RICH & B.LUSTMORD – Stalker (Fathom, 1995)
32 – SCARFACE – The Diary (Rap-A-Lot, 1994)
33 – PORTISHEAD – Dummy (Go! Disc, 1994)
34 – ERIC'S TRIP – Love Tara (Sub Pop, 1994)
35 – GOLDIE – Timeless (Metalheadz/FFRR, 1995)
36 – JOHN OSWALD – Plexure (Avant, 1993)
37 – MF DOOM – Operation : Doomsday (Fondle'em, 1999)
38 – F.U.S.E. - Dimension Intrusion (Warp, 1993)
39 – SENSATIONAL – Loaded With Power (Wordsound, 1997)
40 – ARTO LINDSAY – Noon Chill (Bar/None, 1998)
41 – DJ SHADOW – Endtroducing...(Mo' Wax, 1996)
42 – MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Loveless (Creation, 1991)
43 – STUDIO 1 – Studio 1 (Studio 1, 1997)
44 – THREE 6 MAFIA – Mystic Stylez (Prophet Entertainment, 1995)
45 – THE MARTIAN – LBH 6251876 (Red Planet, 1999)
46 – TRICKY – Maxinquaye (Island, 1995)
47 – LFO – Frequencies (Warp, 1991)
48 – GENERAL MAGIC – Frantz! (Mego, 1997)
49 – THE RAGGA TWINS – Reggae Owes Me Money (Shut Up And Dance, 1991)
50 – DR. DRE – The Chronic (Interscope, 1992)
51 – PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH – Mecca & The Soul Brother (Elektra, 1992)
52 – ARCHERS OF LOAF – Icky Mettle (Alias, 1994)
53 – ROBERT HOOD – Minimal Nation (Axis, 1994)
54 – THE MOLES – Untune The Sky (Flying Nun, 1999)
55 – DOPPLEREFFEKT – Gesamtkunstwerk (International Deejay Gigolo, 1999)
56 - SLEEP - Jerusalem (Bootleg, 1998)
57 – BELLE & SEBASTIAN – Tigermilk (Electric Honey, 1996)
58 – POLE – CD1 (Kiff SM/Pias Germany, 1998)
59 – SPIRITUALIZED – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Dedicated, 1997)
60 – KRUST – Genetic Manipulation (Full Cycle, 1997)
61 – ISOTOPE 217 – Utonian Automatic (Thrill Jockey, 1997)
62 – WESTSIDE CONNECTION – Bow Down (Lench Mob/Priority, 1996)
63 – SURGEON – Force + Form (Tresor, 1999)
64 – GODFLESH – Pure (Earache, 1992)
65 – PHILIP JECK – Surf (Touch, 1998)
66- KYUSS – Kyuss (Welcome To Sky Valley (Elektra, 1994)
67 – VAINIO VAISANEN VEGA – Endless (Blast First, 1998)
68 – JAY-Z – Reasonable Doubt (Roc-A-Fella, 1996)
69 – MICHAEL HEAD & THE STRANDS – The Magical World Of The Strands (Megaphone, 1997)
70 – COIL – Musick To Play In The Dark (Chalice, 1999)
71 – MAIN SOURCE – Breaking Atoms (Wild Pitch/EMI, 1991)
72 – UNWOUND – Fake Train (Kill Rock Stars,1993)
73 – HERBERT – 100 Lbs. (Phono, 1996)
74 – DALEK – Negro Necro Nekros (Gern Blandsten, 1998)
75 – PULP – Different Class (Island, 1995)
76 - MOODYMAN – Silentintroduction (Planet E, 1997)
77 – GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR! - F#a#% (Constellation, 1998)
78 – ABOVE THE LAW – Black Mafia Life (Ruthless, 1993)
79 – BIOSPHERE – Substrata (Origo Sound, 1997)
80 – COWS – Cunningstunts (Amphetamine Reptile, 1992)
81- PHOTEK – Modus Operandi (Science/Virgin, 1997)
82 – BEASTIE BOYS – Ill Communication (Grand Royal, 1994)
83- CARLTON – The Call Is Strong (FFRR, 1990)
84 – MR. BUNGLE – California (Warner Bros., 1999)
85 – E-DANCER – Heavenly (Planet E, 1998)
86 – PORTER RICKS -Biokinetics (Chain Reaction, 1996)
87 – FELIX KUBIN – Filmmusik (Gagarin, 1998)
88 – SPELL – Seasons In The Sun (Mute, 1993)
89 – T-POWER – The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind (Sour, 1995)
90 – BRAT MOBILE – Pottymouth (Kill Rock Stars, 1993)
91 – ARAB STRAP – Philophobia (Chemikal Underground/Matador, 1998)
92 – ERYKAH BADU - Baduizm (Universal, 1997)
93 – COMPANY FLOW – Funcrusher Plus (Rawkus, 1997)
94- RELOAD - A Collection Of Short Stories (Infonet, 1993)
95 – SCOTT WALKER – Tilt (Fontana, 1995)
96- SOURCE DIRECT – Exorcise The Demons (Science/Virgin, 1999)
97 – CODEINE – Frigid Stars (Glitterhouse/Sub Pop, 1990)
98 – THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL - ...Dusk At Cubist Castle (Blue Rose/Flydaddy, 1996)
99 - PAINKILLER - Buried Secrets (Toy's Factory/Earache, 1992)
100 - LIL WAYNE – Tha Block Is Hot (Cash Money, 1999)


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